Budget most hostile yet, says Gilmore
LABOUR PARTY leader Eamon Gilmore TD didn’t stray too far from the controversy-laden Budget as he addressed the Party Wicklow County Council Selection Convention on Monday night in the Glenview Hotel.
He slammed the Government for failing to think through the Budget proposals, adding that never before has a budget been met with such a hostile reaction.
According to Deputy Gilmore, ‘the Government is now desperately trying to find a way out of the mess it has created.
‘There are huge issues that have yet to be addressed in regard to cutbacks in education, cuts in social welfare payments and the huge increases in A&E and overnight hospital charges,’ he said. He also addressed the Labour Party Selection Convention for East Wicklow and the Greystones Area, announcing that Cllr. Tom Fortune would contest next June’s County Council election in Greystones and Cllr. Jimmy O’Shaughnessy and Cllr. Conal Kavanagh in the East Wicklow area.
Cllr. John Byrne and Cllr. Anne Ferris have already been selected to contest the County Council elections in the Bray Electoral Area and new candidates Ronan McManus, Tracy O’Brien and Barry Nevin will contest for a sought-after place on Bray Town Council.
Labour leader Eamon Gilmore.